Total 15 Posts
Royally awkward: King Charles III’s ancestors were involved in the slave trade2 min read
Recent research has uncovered evidence that direct ancestors of King Charles III and the royal family were involved in the buying and exploitation of enslaved people on tobacco plantations in Virginia.
How the soap opera around Prince Harry’s memoir will affect the royal brand5 min read
The drama around the revelations in Harry’s book are just the latest episode in the royal soap. But he is unlikely to emerge from his biography as a heroic figure – particularly if people read coverage of the book instead of the memoir itself.
Anti-monarchy protesters arrested – What the law says5 min read
Police may not have been justified in making arrests over breach of the peace and public order as being provoked by a simple sign proclaiming “not my king” is probably not reasonable.
Prince of Wales: Why William inheriting the title from Charles has sparked a debate5 min read
King Charles announced that his son would take on his previous title of Prince of Wales without formally informing the first minister of Wales – as some refer to the title as being disrespectful towards Wales.
What we mean when we say we are mourning Queen Elizabeth for the values she embodied5 min read
As words go, grief feels inadequate for describing public sentiment in the wake of the Queen’s death. More than the death of an individual, people are perhaps mourning the loss of what she represented.
There is no escape from history for Britain, its new king and the rest of us3 min read
David Olusoga’s unique perspective stands out in the rushing rivers of reminiscence, royal praise, anecdote and biographical sketch.
Notes from Normal-island10 min read
As millions worry about keeping food on the table or keeping their homes warm, and thousands of businesses are facing collapse, people are not just mourning the Queen, they are mourning the Britain that the Conservatives have destroyed.